Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc agree to help boost the security of Canada’s October election by removing fake accounts and cracking down on bots, according to a top government official.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission says such 'attacks' could affect telcos, causing major inconvenience to the public.
Communications minister Salleh Said Keruak says bots can be used anonymously by anybody and his ministry will respond to complaints.
Two hashtags used 44,100 times by 17,600 Twitter users, most of them bots, says US research firm.
The report said online manipulation and disinformation tactics played an important role in elections in at least 18 countries over the past year, including the United States.